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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Mar 2, 2007 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

About 6 weeks, averaging about 2 a day. I'm fortunate that I'm a cubicle rat and am basically glued to spreadsheets all day, so I just put on the phones, groove and analyze, groove and analyze. Plus, when people stop by and see the headphones on, they think I'm on a conference call and leave me alone.

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 2, 2007 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

Great experiment. How has it been listening to the progession? Any pearls of wisdom that have come of it? What has been the best song to listen to as it evolved?

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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Mar 2, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

Interesting questions. Seeing how they worked the Workingman's Dead material into their heavy psychedelia has been the most interesting part. The evolution of Dark Star is the obvious answer for song... a less obvious answer is Mason's Children. That song was on its way to becoming a monster jamfest and I'll never understand why it was dropped. I also wish they had kept VLB in rotation, as well as Dupree>MOTM>DS. And if I never hear the Yellow Dog Story again, it will be too soon!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Mar 2, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

Audio camoflage... I like it ;)

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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Mar 2, 2007 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

You know, it might have been longer than 6 weeks but I'm pretty sure it was after the beginning of the year that I started. According to the archive, there are 188 shows from the '60's online here. Even discounting the duplicates and the three or four that were virtually unlistenable, that's still a pretty good pace. Of course, there are also a lot of partial shows... Anyway, I've been listening to a lot of Dead lately! It's been a fascinating experiment and a very interesting way of listening.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 2, 2007 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

I'm sure it has been a great way to discover how the band evolved. i just worry that the final years of your listening will yield less pleasure . . .

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Poster: mickmac Date: Mar 2, 2007 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

I am a recovering binge listener. But I often relapse.

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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Mar 2, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

Well, you could look at it the other way 'round... that the non-listening is what you need to recover from.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Mar 2, 2007 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodbye to the 60's

Exactly...I once did all the family dog shows in one sitting...believe me I wasn't sitting.